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Police rescues 40 kidnapped persons in Taraba



Police operatives in Taraba have rescued 40 kidnapped persons in the Yorro local government area of the state.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. David Iloyanomon, told journalists on Monday in Jalingo that the rescue operation was carried out with local hunters who were familiar with the terrain.

He said the kidnappers’ den was located atop the Gongomaliki Mountain from where they looked out for security operatives and launched attacks.

According to him, the victims were abducted from Dilla, Lanko, and Gampu communities in Yorro LGA, and Dekko and Kotsensi communities of Monkin B ward in Zing LGA.

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The CP said: “We deployed another strategy of using the local hunters and vigilantes who dislodged them, neutralised some, and rescued 40 victims.

“The police operatives at strategic locations arrested 10 suspects who were fleeing the mountain.

“The hostages were taken to the police clinic in Jalingo for examination and treatment after they regained freedom.”

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